Liz Klawitter, occupational therapist with Olympic Medical Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, has received her certified low-vision therapist credentials through the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Educational Professionals.
She also completed a graduate certificate program in low
vision rehabilitation through the University of Alabama-Birmingham.
Klawitter spent the past three years working toward these credentials, including an internship at the Hamilton Eye Institute in Memphis, Tenn., in 2008, and a review of competency by a medical director prior to sitting for the final certification exam.
Low-vision rehabilitation involves working with people who have a visual impairment from macular degeneration, diabetes, glaucoma, stroke or brain injury. Klawitter establishes a plan for a patient, including an assessment of how a patient uses the vision they have, identification and training of remaining visual skills, and training in adaptive methods and assistive devices, when appropriate.
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